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RATIONALE Eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) is characterized by greater than 10% eosinophilia and is frequently associated with air and/or blood in the pleural cavity. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), defined as the spontaneous presence of air in the pleural space, is one of the most common causes of EPE. Recent studies have shown that type 2… (More)
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) catalyzes the formation of V adenos.vlmethionine (SAM), the principal methyl donor, and is essential to normal cell function.
One of the major challenges in genome research is the identification of the complete set of genes in a genome. Alignments of expressed sequences (RNA and EST) with genomic sequences have been used to characterize genes. However, the number of alignments far exceeds the likely number of genes in a genome, suggesting that, for many genes, two or more… (More)
The International HapMap Project aims to generate detailed human genome variation maps by densely genotyping single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CEPH, Chinese, Japanese, and Yoruba samples. This will undoubtedly become an important facility for genetic studies of diseases and complex traits in the four populations. To address how the genetic… (More)
Protein tyrosine phophatases (PTPs) are implicated in the tumorigenesis and metastasis of human cancer. The phosphatase of regenerating liver (PRL) gene family, a subgroup of PTPs is also linked to these processes. In many solid cancers, high levels of PRL-3 expression are related with metastasis and poor prognosis.… (More)
There are various methods for approaching the aortic arch, such as median sternotomy or lateral thoracotomy. However, accessing the site of distal anastomosis is problematic when the distal arch is extensively involved. We report a case of extended aortic arch replacement and coronary artery bypass through the L-incision approach.